Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Cupcake Dress

The Cupcake Dress

Every time I log into Pinterest there is a cupcake dress staring me in the face, and I LOVE THEM!
I'm sure you have seen it made to look like everything from a wedding dress to Elsa's dress , to just a plain pretty pink dress.
They have bows, flowers, beads, bling, you name it.

I am known for cake so I find too often people don't think of me for cupcakes. Because of this it took a couple years before my first request came through.
Then it happened, my first cupcake dress order. I admit, I panicked a bit, it seems like everything that looks easy ends up being a fiasco for me.

I started 2 weeks in advance by ordering the wand, tiara , and necklace on ebay. I'm sure you can find them in the big box stores and possibly even the dollar stores .

For the base I used a 13x18 inch cake drum.
For the cupcakes I baked 4 dozen vanilla cupcakes and mixed up a double batch of pink buttercream.

I started by creating my layout of cupcakes.

This was my basic layout, then I added a few more to fill out the shoulders and one more row at the bottom of the dress.

Put a dot of icing on the bottom of each cupcake , one at a time , to stick them to the board.

Pipe a rosette on top of each cupcake. To do this start your swirl in the middle and swirl out.

Swirl wide to fill in any gaps between cupcakes.

Set necklace, tiara and wand in place.
I used sequined ribbon for a sash, you can use any ribbon, tie a bow, add some flowers, you name it.

For a finishing touch I decorated the bottom of the dress with a pink sixlet on each cupcake.
So much fun I wish I could make them all day!!